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Finding Founder-Market-Geography Fit

Revolution

One is “tentpole company,” or a category-defining startup that helps put their hometown on the map, both for investors and future generations of founders. Internally, we’ve begun using the term “founder-market-geography fit” to describe this idea. What is Founder-Market-Geography Fit? Let’s get into it.

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The Founder Resolve

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

Investing in founder-led businesses is comforting to me. Investing in founder-led businesses is comforting to me. They have the ability to see the forest through the trees and do what is necessary to evolve the business. Two great examples of this are Microsoft in the mid 90s and Facebook a decade ago.

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Founder Led Companies

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

I remember about fifteen years ago, a well-known VC said to me “you need to sell a company within a few years of the founder leaving. Companies can’t sustain their innovation after a founder leaves.” I have seen leadership teams take over great businesses from founders and get them to the next level.

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Startup Vital Signs: The Case for Prioritizing Founder Wellness

Revolution

Founders are not machines. The rate is even higher among founders: Studies reveal that entrepreneurs are more prone to depression (30%) and anxiety disorders (27%) compared to non-entrepreneurs (Journal of Business Venturing). A founder’s wellness can have a ripple effect, influencing everything from team morale to investor confidence.

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Introducing Trust, and the Importance of Product-Founder Fit

Both Sides of the Table

founders, marketers, investors?—?and As a VC, one of the key things I’m looking for in any new investor is “product-founder fit” e.g. does this founder have an insight or advantage that makes them uniquely suited to successfully build this product and business? Founders, marketers and growth leaders?—?join

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In Their Own Words: Female Founders and CEOs Discuss the Discourse That’s Missing (and Hitting)…

Revolution

In Their Own Words: Female Founders and CEOs Discuss the Discourse That’s Missing (and Hitting) the Mark This year’s International Women’s Day theme is “ Inspire Inclusion ” — a call to recognize the unique perspectives and contributions of women from all walks of life, in all facets of life, including the innovation economy.

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How Entrepreneurs and Founders Can Avoid “Capital Tunnel Vision”   

Entrepreneurs' Organization

As an entrepreneur or founder starting a business, you may think of capital as purely monetary. Unfortunately, without a solid grasp of how capital — in its many different forms — can influence a business, too many founders make decisions early on in their companies that have unintended consequences down the line.